Since announcing and actually fulfilling her promise of ending her talk show after five years, Tyra Banks influence on TV and her role in fashion seems to be discussed everywhere, whether its bloggers writing about somewhat overbearing behavior or journalists actually applauding her ascent beyond just the role of “supermodel.” Either way, she doesn’t seem to go away fast enough.
Paying tribute to the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Tyra and her cohort in fuckery Andre Leon Talley decided to put on their most gaudy robes and pose together. It’s no Derek Blanks photo shoot but it will do.
Little Known Black History Fact: Perfecting the art of the side swoop is a major bathroom mirror accomplishment that can only rival mastering the Lil’ Kim cholita style make-up application process.
Now that I have successfully dropped some knowledge in your direction check out more flicks of Ty Ty and the boys at last night’s CW Network Reality launch party un-dah the sea.
Ruining the dreams of anorexic models was his calling card. Andre Leon Talley and his velvet peep toe slippers will replace Miss J. Alexander as the resident geigh of color on 3 upcoming cycles of America’s Next Top Model. Are you ready to breathe again?
Though he’d never watched “Top Model,” he had “no hesitations at all.” Nor did his Vogue boss, Anna Wintour. “Her reaction,” said Talley, “was, ‘Fine, André. Just let me know when you’re going to do it and how it’s going.’” (Reached for comment, Wintour said through her spokesman, “André is always onto new things on television, and I think his latest adventure sounds like a lot of fun and I look forward to watching him on the program.”)
GIRLS. ALL. PAUSE.
Vulgar kimonos, crusty evening gowns, and accents make up only a small fraction of reasons to watch this year’s Miss Universe pageant, airing Sunday night at 9. Just a day ahead of his boss Anna Wintour’s appearance on Letterman, André Leon Talley will judge the pageant, held at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. Assessing which overly spray-tanned woman fannies about in garments that look like they came from a Vegas casino gift shop the best while stationed in the cruise ship of resorts doesn’t seem like a very Vogue thing to do. But as we said of Anna, it’s about time he embraced his celebrity beyond scant red-carpet photo ops. Hopefully he’s sensible enough to wear one of his signature graduation robes instead of a croc coat — something that breathes. [source]
The website listed Kizzy Rowland performing her dance hit “When Love Takes Over” with David Guetta as another reason to tune in but . . .